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Side effect(s) of Hydroquinone

Read the side effects of Hydroquinone as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Local- Mild burning, stinging,tingling, redness, dryness, itching, pimples, rash. Some of the serious effects include blistering, cracking of the skin and ochronosis (bluish black pigmentation on the skin).



Other Precautions : * Stop the medication if there is no improvement after 3 months of treatment.

Drug Name : Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone(Esoterica and Melquin) generic Hydroquinone is a local cream prescribed for dark or hyper-pigmented skin marks such as freckles (small flat brown marks on the face and sun exposed areas), melasma (brown patches on skin), age spots, and dark spots due to acne, pregnancy-related scars, skin trauma or use of birth control pills. It works by inhibiting tyrosinase, enzyme which is required to make melanin in skin cells. Melanin give the skin the dark color.
More Info about Hydroquinone

Trade Names for Hydroquinone

International : 

Esoterica and Melquin
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